After six great seasons and two more seasons that we can all agree happened, Game of Thrones finally came to an end on Sunday night. Sure, people weren’t exactly thrilled with how things ultimately played out but the finale certainly had its moments.
One of those moments came when Daenerys arrived at King’s Landing in style on the back of Drogon after casually laying the city to waste. After making her grand entrance, the Mad Queen strode out to address her troops, and while the show caught flack for some questionable cinematography during the Battle of Winterfell, you have to admit this is a pretty dope shot.
Sure, it might have been slightly on-the-nose as far as symbolism is concerned, and when you consider the dragon was added in post-production, it wasn’t exactly the most technically challenging shot in the world.
However, it still managed to impress plenty of people—including one guy on Twitter who was blown away enough to suggest it should be a staple of any film studies class.
While the comment was fairly innocuous, it was also a pretty hyperbolic one based on the reasons I just mentioned, and as a result, it didn’t take much time for people who didn’t appreciate it as much as our boy Johnathan did to use the tweet as a launching pad for some jokes featuring some other “iconic” shots from movies and television shows.
I’ve always been of the opinion that Saving Silverman is basically comedy’s Citizen Kane and I’m glad to know I’m not the only one.